Monday, June 29, 2015

Holy Cross Crusaders (1973-74)

When we last took a gander at Holy Cross, we looked at the Crusaders' gradual revival following the hepatitis-sabotaged 1969 debacle. The team stagnated a bit in 1973-74, going 5-6 and 5-5-1. 

While keeping in mind that college football was a completely different box of chocolates in the '70s, Holy Cross' 1973 schedule would be considered pretty formidable for an FCS team today: Seven opponents (UMass, Army, Temple, Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, Boston College) are all FBS teams now, and an eighth (UNH) is in FCS, but would probably have a winning record if it played those seven now. And a ninth (Dartmouth) wasn't too shabby then or now.

The '73 Saders at home. Yes, the byline is of the Dan Shaughnessey,
the Crusader newspaper's sports editor in the early 1970s.

The '73 Saders at UNH.

As for the uniforms? The only difference between 1973-74 and '72 are the striped socks. And that's it.

Holy Cross visits Boston College in 1974.
Note the one fewer stripe on the Crudaders' socks.
Yeah, that makes me excited, too.

Want more from Holy Cross? Look here: 201420132004-08, 197219711967-701951-55. Rivalry Week: Boston College-Holy Cross.

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